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LGD / Livestock Guardian Dog Breed Page Project (Need Pictures too)

Discussion in 'Livestock Guardians' started by elevan, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Dec 17, 2013
    elevan

    elevan Critter Addict ♥ Moderator Moderator

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    Sure shoot me a list of those who aren't being utilized now and I'll make the corrections.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2014
    denimeggs

    denimeggs Exploring the pasture

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  3. Jan 29, 2014
    BlackAlderRanch

    BlackAlderRanch Just born

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    Maremma Sheepdog
    The Maremma Sheepdog is an Italian livestock guardian dog which has been used to protect the flocks for over 2000 years, especially from the wolf.
    Some livestock guardian breeds have not performed the task of guarding livestock for many years because of the disappearance of the wolf from areas of civilization. The Maremma Sheepdog, however, has never stopped working, because the wolf has never disappeared from the central Italian Apennine Mountains in it's native country of Italy, where it is still being used to this day.
    National Breed Club: The Maremma Sheepdog Club of America
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    Adult female Maremma Sheepdog guarding poultry.

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    Maremma Sheepdog puppy.
     
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  4. Jan 30, 2014
    Jake

    Jake Chillin' with the herd

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    I am looking for one right now, who has any?
     
  5. Jan 30, 2014
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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  6. Mar 25, 2014
    Pips

    Pips Chillin' with the herd

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    I have a few :) but no puppies atm. IMG_0225.jpg
     
  7. Mar 25, 2014
    Pips

    Pips Chillin' with the herd

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    Some more. First one just for fun.
    I will post some more puppy ones later in the week
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    My male giving Canadian Dick (no pun intended), our family friend, a big hug. He sees Dick once a year if that and always remembers him like a lost lover.
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    My god daughter thought as it was -20 C outside a fleece was needed :)
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    On guard out on the front of the estate where there is no fence atm. He was watching a group of men walking past while I took pictures of him. It still amazes me after 16 years of owning this breed how they protect without ever failing. A CO will find the highest point near the herd and nothing will ever get missed.
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    We have guests so he is tied up, given a bone after a two hour grooming session, he looks a little pretty but it didn't last for long.
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    Male when he was 4 weeks old
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    One of our females at 3 months having a bath in the tub, she was a bit of a Diva.
     
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  8. Mar 25, 2014
    OneFineAcre

    OneFineAcre Herd Master

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  9. Mar 26, 2014
    Pips

    Pips Chillin' with the herd

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    So as promised some puppy photos.

    1. A few days after arrival at home, 8 weeks, and you can see he is still dark ... they lighten as the age, and depending on seasons later. Winter coats in my experience seem to be darker while summer lighter, even with little to no sun.
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    He is 3 months here and starting to lighten considerably. This is the age he started to protect the family and chased a neighbour from the front garden :) By about six months they are truly capable of inflicting a lot of damage or worse, so are capable guardians much earlier than most breeds.
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    4 months here summer coat ... he coat will not change much now, except for seasonal.
    If inside he always chooses to lie near a door, outside at the highest point on the property between animals & woods.
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  10. Feb 24, 2015
    Devonviolet

    Devonviolet True BYH Addict

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    Hi @elevan,
    Do you still need Breed photos? I have the Sire and Dam Of my Maremma puppies.
    SIre - 3 year old imported from Italy
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    Dam - 4 years old. Her Sire was imported from Italy
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